Part of the success of being a ReSeller depends on the nostalgic notions of our buyers. Many want to be reunited with items that they had when they were younger. I see this over and over again with children's literature. I even receive emails from potential buyers, asking me for details about a certain book sometimes with only a small memory of the book that doesn't include the title. Holding a book that we read when we were five years old can bring a flood of emotions and memories.
This chair above did that for me when I spotted it on Friday morning at an estate sale. I've been searching for this chair for at least 10 years but have thought about it for over 30 years. We lived on 40 acres in Northern California near Chico. My grandparents shared the property with us and every day I would walk to their home through our olive orchard. Although I loved to visit with my grandparents my real desire was to go on their back patio (which they referred to as the Lanai) and sit in their hanging wicker egg chair. I used to spend hours in this chair, especially when I had a book in hand.
When I spotted it at the estate sale on Friday I gave an excited-slightly-hushed shriek and placed a Sold sticker on it quickly. The price was an amazing $15.00. Here's one on eBay that sold for $195. Dave suggested selling it but this is one item that I do intend to keep. I want my children to have the same warm memories of this hanging chair that I did as a child.
Did you know that Vera Neuman also had a line of dishes through Mikasa. How fab are those Mod flowers?
Overall I didn't have a very good thrifting weekend. My mind is still on my mother and there just didn't seem to be many interesting sales. Hopefully you found some amazing things so that I can live vicariously through all of you.
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